Description of Incident:
A teenager who was shot while leaving a convenience store earlier this month in Pompano Beach continues to recover, and Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have made an arrest in the case.
The incident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at a convenience store, located in the 1700 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Detectives with BSO’s Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) said the 16-year-old victim got into a verbal exchange with some other males inside the store. The verbal dispute continued outside. The victim, his brother and another friend were shot at as they drove away. The 16-year-old was the only one in the car who was shot.
The victim’s friend continued to drive away, and he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on the off ramp at Interstate 95 and Sample Road. VCU detectives said a good Samaritan took the gunshot victim and his brother to the hospital. They said another good Samaritan took the driver to the hospital.
Detectives with BSO’s V.I.P.E.R. (Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response) and Gang Investigations units arrested the shooter, a 16-year-old from Pompano Beach. He was arrested Friday evening in the 1500 block of Northwest 11th Circle in Pompano Beach and faces an attempted murder charge.
Violent Crimes Unit detectives continue to investigate this case. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Stephen Hegedus at (954) 321-4200 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493- TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
VCU Det. S. Hegedus, CID
Lt. J. Brown, CID
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO
June 24, 2019 1705